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Rest in Peace, Max Joseph Ritvo (1990–2016) August 25, 2016: The generous, loving, funny, thoughtful, brilliant poet and person Max Joseph Ritvo died on August 23, 2016, after a long battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. We here at [...] by

The Poetic Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami July 6, 2016: We’d be remiss not to mention the July 4 passing of filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. He was 76. The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw remembers Iran’s greatest cinematic poet. [...] by

Yves Bonnefoy, 1923–2016 July 5, 2016: We are sad to share the news that renowned French poet, translator, and critic Yves Bonnefoy died on Friday, at the age of 93. “Admirers from around the world took to Twitter to mourn Bonnefoy, [...] by

Sir Geoffrey Hill Dies at 84 July 1, 2016: News reached us this morning of the death of Geoffrey Hill at the age of 84. Alice Goodman, Hill’s wife, confirmed his death today in a tweet. The Telegraph remembers Hill, writing: Sir [...] by

Remembering Ted Greenwald (1942–2016) June 17, 2016: This is a terrible week for poetry. We are deeply saddened to report that Ted Greenwald passed away around midnight this morning, at the age of 74. Charles Bernstein writes at Jacket2 of Ted’s [...] by

Rest in Peace, Bill Berkson June 17, 2016: Yesterday we were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Berkson at the age of 76. SFGate noted Berkson’s passing last night: Bill Berkson, a prolific San Francisco poet who [...] by

RIP Michael S. Harper (1938–2016) May 11, 2016: Michael S. Harper, whose work “interwove his personal experiences as a black man with an expansive view of a history shared by black and white Americans,” has died. Born in [...] by

Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan Dies at 94 May 2, 2016: Over the weekend the New York Times reported on the death of Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet remembered for his political activism and commitment to social justice, along with his [...] by

Rest in Peace, Maurice Kenny (1929–2016) April 27, 2016: We are saddened to report that poet and SUNY professor Maurice Kenny–known for poetry that explored his Mohawk heritage–has passed away at the age of 86. “Mr. Kenny, who taught [...] by

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016) April 22, 2016: We can’t believe he’s gone. At Slate, Katy Waldman extolls the virtues of his thankfully timeless lyrics: “Saturated in color, wild with bizarre imagery, they overload the senses [...] by